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Azam Swati released from prison

January 3, 2023 05:32 PM


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Senator Azam Swati, who had been in detention since late November over his controversial tweets about senior military officers, was released from an Islamabad sub-jail, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

Special Judge (Central) Azam Khan released the Robkar of Azam Swati.

The court staff reached the sub-jail of Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) along with the Robkar.

Azam Swati’s lawyers also accompanied the court staff.

Azam Swati was released from the CIA’s sub-jail after the completion of paperwork.

It is to be noted here that the PTI leader was being tried in cases registered against him over uploading controversial tweets.

Swati was arrested on November 27 after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) booked him in Islamabad over a “highly obnoxious campaign of intimidating tweets […] against state institutions”.

It was the second time that Swati was booked and arrested by the FIA over his tweets about army officials in less than two months.

Last month, the senator approached a special court in Islamabad for bail. However, Special Judge Central Azam Khan dismissed the plea ruling that he had “committed the same offence twice”.

Subsequently, Swati filed a post-arrest bail petition through his lawyer Babar Awan in the IHC, challenging the special court’s orders.

On Monday, the IHC approved Swati’s post-arrest bail against the submission of surety bonds worth Rs200,000.

Reporter: Farzana Siddique



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